Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Keerai Kootu

Ingredients :

Keerai - 1 bunch (washed, cleaned and chopped finely)
Small Onion - 3
Green Chillies - 3 split
Tomato - 1/2 ( chopped into medium pieces )
Garlic - 2 pieces
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Green Gram Dhal (Paasiparuppu) - 1 cup
Salt to taste.
For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few.
Method:

  • Pressure cook dal and keerai along with onion,tomato,garlic,green chilli, turmeric powder and salt in the cooker and allow 1 or 2 whistles.
  • In a kadai pour 2 tsps of oil and season with mustard,cumin,methi seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Now add the cooked dal - spinach mixture.
  • Let it cook for five minutes.
  • Kootu Ready. Serve with Rice.
You can use any Greens. I used Water Cress.